Roberta ‘Bobbi’ Prettyman Lednum, 79, of Fenwick Island, Del., passed away on Thursday, March 2, 2017, at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md. Lednum was born in Easton, Md., on April 15, 1937, daughter of the late Robert Davidson Prettyman and Elmyra (Porter) Prettyman.
Lednum and her husband, Wayne, were partners in Creative Concepts Home Furnishings & Design, originally opening in 1973 in the York Beach Mall in South Bethany, then moving to the Creekside Plaza in Millville, Del., before building in Clarksville, Del., in 2005. They also expanded their business to a second location in Lewes in the early 1980s.
Lednum was the true matriarch of the family and provided a loving and caring environment not only to her immediate family but to everyone. She did not care about a person’s social status, color, political affiliation, education, financial status or appearance; if someone needed a helping hand, she would be there, without question, to help. She truly was her own “organization,” spending countless hours on the phone just checking on others.
Her life revolved around her family, which was so evident in the time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Lednum seemed to never slow down and had a tough-as-nails exterior with a heart of gold.
Lednum is survived by her loving husband and best friend of more than 61 years, Edward Wayne Lednum; three sons, W.R. Craig Lednum of Selbyville, Del., Steve M. Lednum and his wife, Gail, of Selbyville, and Scott W. Lednum and his companion, Dawn Dorman, of Fenwick Island, Del.; a sister, Irene Stinson of Preston, Md.; five grandchildren, Dalton Hughes of Towson, Md., Scott Chandler of Selbyville, Justin Lednum of Selbyville, Cortney Thompson and her husband, Fred, of Frankford, Del., and Cory Lednum of Selbyville; and five great-grandchildren, Kahnen Hughes, Jillian Chandler, Chloe Chandler, Kayden Thompson and McKinley Thompson.
A celebration of Lednum’s life was scheduled for March 9, 2017, at Ocean View (Del.) Church of Christ, followed by fellowship and food in the church hall. Lednum will be laid to rest in a private graveside service at Spring Hill Cemetery in Easton, Md. Since she loved children, the family suggested contributions in her name to one of the following organizations: Justin’s Beach House, at www.justinjennings.org; Believe in Tomorrow, at www.believeintomorrow.org; or Lower Sussex Little League, P.O. Box 372, Ocean View, DE 19970 (any acknowledgements of donations to these groups should be sent to P.O. Box 1250; Ocean View, DE 19970). Condolences may be sent online at www.melsonfuneralservices.com.